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Joyent and Riverbed Partner on Cloud Service

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Joyent and Riverbed (RVBD) announced an alliance to launch the Riverbed Stingray and Joyent Content Delivery Cloud (CDC), a fast and efficient content delivery platform that will improve performance and flexibility of content delivery.

The service combines Joyent’s public cloud infrastructure and the Riverbed Stingray Application Delivery Controller (ADC) software.

“Building on our partnership with Riverbed, the Riverbed Stingray and Joyent CDC is a prime example of helping customers come up with more cost effective cloud solutions through innovation,” said Henry Wasik, chief executive officer,  Joyent. “Better performance and lower costs can only come through insight and controls traditional CDN infrastructures can’t deliver.”

The combined solution uses public or private infrastructure to offer a private, CDN-like experience for the delivery of a customer’s content. It offers control features such as auto-scaling, content caching, bandwidth management, performance monitoring, and content compression – and uses custom-built infrastructure centrally administered by the customer .

The Stingray Traffic Manager (STM) routes the user request to the most appropriate location based on the parameters set by the application owner such as geographic proximity and required response time. In addition to routing user requests, Stingray’s additional capabilities enhance the performance and security of the Riverbed Stingray and Joyent CDC with Stingray Application Firewall for deeper application level threat identification and mitigation and Stingray Aptimizer for end-user content optimization.

“Riverbed and Joyent share a passion of innovation to deliver customers an unparalleled experience,” said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president and general manager of Stingray at Riverbed. “Running the Riverbed Stingray software ADC in the Joyent cloud provides the flexibility and control content owners require. Content demands can vary widely, and now for the first time these peaks and valleys can be addressed in a cost effective way.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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